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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrak Date: Aug 19, 2006 10:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it just me?

slow, fast, overworked, unpopular, down, whatever?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and maybe. :-)

Thanks for pointing out your experience. A few things have happened over the last couple of months that have impacted the bandwidth.

There are now 3 book scanning centers operational, each of which need to upload at a rate of 100Mbps+. That large amount of incoming traffic has created a bit of contention at the server level. (Several of the servers you mentioned are being used by these book uploads.) The 300Mbps are coming in through our Internet2 connection, but once here, get shuffled around at about that same rate while they are being derived and OCR'ed until they land in their final destination.

Secondly, this datacenter consolidation has meant that the Gigabit fiber connections between the datacenters have gotten a great workout and we've been forced to reduce our aggregate outbound bandwidth to just a trickle above 1Gpbs.

This Tuesday will be our biggest move of racks yet, and by Tuesday night once everything has settled in and gotten plugged in again the traffic will hopefully be flowing better than it has been in a few months.

None of this, of course, has anything to do with the items people are storing becoming more and more popular. I would say that as long as you are able to download a show, the Archive has provided access to an item. Traditional tape trading still has huge bandwidth advantages over the internet, and I would argue that after all of the downloads over the last year there should be a lot more potential traders out there.

Keep in touch with Brad and let's see how things look in the middle of next week.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 19, 2006 6:40pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it just me?

now THAT is an explanation - thank you brak - makes sense now and completely understandable - still the greatest site in the land :)

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Poster: rainydaybloke Date: Aug 19, 2006 7:24pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it just me?

^
Direwolf, thanks for saying it for me.

Thanks Brak for everything you and the crew do. Looking after the entire archive couldn't be easy.
Bring on mid-week!

Meanwhile I will mail out some of the shows from LMA to friends who are ignorant of this goldmine.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 19, 2006 8:29pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it just me?

hey rain - you don't happen to have the 3/23/95 dead show (charlie miller version) do ya? hate 95 but that is a great show regardless - would be willing to trade (even dicks picks if you dont have some). just streamed tha show today and was totally blown away by it.

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Poster: rainydaybloke Date: Aug 19, 2006 9:59pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it just me?

Sorry dire, can't help with that one.
Have you asked at the gd forum here?

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Poster: xtifr Date: Aug 19, 2006 3:19pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it just me?

> Traditional tape trading still has huge bandwidth advantages

Yes, but there are some serious latency problems. :)